Fine jade earrings set with carved type A jadeite jade and accented with diamonds in 18k.
This deep green jade is hard to come by, for dark green jadeite becomes lost if its green is not lush.
The carving is not realistic, but a symbolic shape with contours to display the rise and fall of the jade’s color.
It may be close backed, as such jade is frequently set (ie. to rely only on light from the top), but this does not mean the jade is lacking.
In fact, this type of deep jade is very striking and in these particular earrings, with enough material to show the stone’s texture.
These earrings are cleverly crafted based on the form, hence freedom, of asymmetric beauty. You can position the studs at different angles or sides, according to the shape of your ears or just quirky positioning.
The earrings could be leaf carvings, or butterfly wings.
Each side measures 2.6cm by 1.2cm, this size allows both texture and color to propel the jade carving surreally.
Photos give you a sense of how the jade darkens and brightens very sensitively. Each side can look so different from the other, as light play is wonderful.
There isn’t enough antique or vintage jewellery produced in jade that we can hold comparison to. Jade in this abstracted Art Nouveau style is modern, but enduring, and perhaps a new classic.
Marked 750, equivalent to 18k gold, on the back of each earring.
Natural Carved Jade Butterfly Leaf Earrings 18k Art Nouveau Style
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